If you have ever felt apprehensive about traveling to Europe, and what you might find when you get there, you will be delighted to learn that it is one of the safest travel destinations in the world. Not only will you discover a whole different way of life but many fascinating cultures, a rich history and some stunning architecture.
Contrasting cities, magnificent beaches and the warm Mediterranean Sea are just some of the marvelous experiences you will enjoy, with most of Europe easily accessible by road, rail or air. Our 50 Best European Travel Blogs mix up the best wondrous stories with informative resources and practical tips to help you get the most from any European trip. Bon Voyage!
General European Travel Information
Consumer Traveler – Pitching itself as “the last honest travel site”, this blog provides valuable information and safety advice irrespective of where you are traveling to in Europe
European Hotel Specialist – Well-written blog includes excellent resources for hotel availability and provides video clips, so you see what you are paying for before you leave your computer.
Trip Advisor – The ultimate accommodation resource, with reviews written by the millions of travelers to visit Europe each year – good to check before you book your accommodation!
Travel Rants – Blogging about all the things that can go wrong when traveling in Europe
Travel Europe –Practical advice on planning your trip and some inique destinations
General European Travel Blogs
Europe a la Carte – Excellent review blog – with descriptive podcasts and videos for the traveler who prefers independence rather than a set itinerary
Hotel Club – More than a hotel booking site, Hotel Club contains some excellent, perceptive blogs about the most popular destinations in Europe
Frugal Traveler – The NYT has an excellent series on how to see Europe on a budget.
Travelblog Europe – This site is host to individual blogs by people who have “done” Europe
Europe Up Close – An entertaining and insightful guide, with plenty of tips and links to travel deals
Spotted By Locals – City by city guide to Europe with free online iPhone apps on offer!
Rick Steve´s Europe – European travel for everyone on this fantastic resource and travel guide
Roaming Times – Traveling through Europe in an RV can get you to some exotic locations
Free in Europe – Free tourist attractions and things to do throughout the whole of Europe
The Smacaults – A European-wide road adventure with “fun” as the major keyword
Eastern Europe Travel Blogs
Jewish Heritage Travel – Ruth Gruber chronicles Jewish cultural developments and other contemporary European Jewish issues ,and compliments her writing with excellent photography
Addicted to Travel – Things to do in Eastern Europe with over 300 photos to whet your appetite
Globe Trooper – Fantastic photos and guides to some of the less-well known cities of Europe
Central East Europe – News, travel information and destination guides for Eastern Europe
Eurail Blog – Travel stories of a young American seeing Eastern Europe from a train
France Travel Blogs
The Paris Blog – Superb blog about places and events in the capital of France with a fantastic resource section linking to the English versions of Paris travel news
Unlock Paris – I. Paris explores the hidden treasures that you would not normally find in a guide
The French Way – An Australian writes with infectious enthusiasm about his French tours
Why Travel to France – All the best bits, complimented by intriguing photos and videos
France Travel Secrets – Romantic castles, skiing and wine combined with cookery lessons!
Ireland Travel Blogs
Dream Ireland – Things to go and places to see in the Emerald Isle, with links to car rental and suggestions for accommodation
Ireland´s Hidden Gems – Fantastic commentary on the history and heritage of Ireland, with some stunning photography and tips for places to see on your travels
Irish Fireside – Intelligent blogs, videos and podcasts feature fascinating Irish history and culture
Vagabond Journey – A really useful resource, full of practical advice for travelers to Ireland
My Guide Ireland – Some very readable articles blend in smoothly with Irish travel advice
Italy Travel Blogs
Italy Vacation Blog – The Boot of Europe gets a real shine in this blog about some of the finer residences you may come across on your travels
Dream of Italy – Information about sight-seeing tours, accommodation and car rental in Italy
Wandering Italy – Laugh out loud blog about traveling independently through Italy
Florence and Tuscany Blog – Stories, photos and tips for traveling in beautiful regions of Italy
Rome Writings – The Vatican, ice cream and penis-shaped pasta – where else but Rome?
Mediterranean Travel Blogs
Greece Travel Blog – Superb blog about a country of culture, mythology and glorious beaches.
Turkish Travel Blog – Not strictly Europe (yet!), but well worth including in this list
Crete Blog – Find out more about this stunning island isolated in the middle of the Mediterranean
History of Macedonia – If you think that ancient history was all Greeks and Trojans – think again!
Med Food and Travel – All of Europe´s Mediterranean coastline covered in this culinary blog
Spain Travel Blogs
I Want to Go to Spain – Vibrant reports about many of the coastal resorts that make the Spanish Costas the Nº 1 vacation destination for many Europeans
Abroad in Spain – Very funny and insightful guide to living in Spain as an expat American
Spain Travel Blog – Some of the hidden beauties of Spain revealed in this well-written blog
Notes From Spain – Informative views about the current political and economic climate in Spain
Madrid Travel Blog – Travel, tourism and a passion for soccer in the capital of Spain!
United Kingdom Travel Blogs
UK Travel Blog – Easy to read and informative travel blog, whichever region of the U.K. you are planning to visit and no matter whether you are visiting for business or pleasure
Cherie City – Food and fashion feature in this blog heavily influenced by London
UK Airports Information Blog – Essential advice if your destination is via a U.K. airport
Enjoy England – People who work in the U.K. travel industry go on their U.K. vacations
Cheese ´n´ Biscuits – Think English food is all roast beef and fish and chips – think again!
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